White Rajah | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A West Coast style IPA full of citrus-like and tropical fruit like hop flavor and aroma with an assertive yet smooth bitter finish....malt, take a back seat please

Added by jampics2 on 10-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,272
Reviews:
407
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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483
Gots:
414
For Trade:
25
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3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of tewaris
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Steasy66. 12 oz bottle split between two people.

Clear golden colored, perhaps a little too clear. Medium head and retention. Aroma belongs to the spicy side of hops, venturing well into the onion-garlic territory. An instant turn off for me. Tastes bitter and spicy, again in the Allium genus.

Light, dry and crisp. Overall it's not a bad beer but it's not too good either.

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very Good IPA, I'd have it again.

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Photo of JNbeerded
3.11/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

............................................................. uhhh .................. no................. not.................good.......like..............at.........all.....

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3.12/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of JoeMarinello
3.14/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.21/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After reading prior reviews, I'm concerned I drink a bum bottle. Regrettably, my second helping confirmed my disappointment. Looks and smells great, but the taste was overweighted citrus, and flat. Very flat. Willing to try another from this brewer, but not crazy about my first choice.

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Photo of beertunes
3.21/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Kurmaraja for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy yellow-gold color with about 1/2 inch of white head that had medium retention and light lacing.

The aroma was very pine hop forward, with some light floral notes and no real malt presence. The taste was the same, mostly pine hops, with some floral notes and a very slight citrus aftertaste.

The body was thinner than I like in the style, but is fairly typical for "American" IPA's. Drinkability was good, again typical, about what one expects from an IPA. Overall, a nice, solid brew. Not really worth seeking out, but probably worth a shot if you see it.

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3.24/5  rDev -24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Sideswipe
3.34/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no date. Received in a great box from beerbeerbeerbeer. Thanks Kevin! This has been a long time want.

The beer pours a crystal clear, dark coppery color. Pretty but darker than I'd expect from an IPA. A finger of foam dissipates slowly, leaving a thick coaster and sticky lacing. Fantastic aroma. Citrus fruit forward with a nice pale malt presence lurking in the background. Taste opens with grapefruit up front. Tangerine and floral notes follow. There's a hoppy bitterness that's folded nicely into a fesh baked bread malt backbone. Neither one asserting authority over the other, quite complimentary really. The finish is semi-sweet and lacking much of an aftertaste. Feel is medium bodied. Carbonation is medium to low and lends a creamy texture to the beer. White Rajah is a solid IPA. Not the hop bomb I was expecting but quite well done. Great citrus and floral characteristics skillfully integrated with a very nice malt backbone. Quite drinkable. Glad I had the opportunity.

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Photo of PDXHops
3.36/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Ryan011235 for this 12 ounce bottle and the DFH snifter taking its maiden voyage with White Rajah. Hazy golden amber with just about a finger of off-white foam. OK retention with a bit of scattered lacing.

The nose is unquestionably the highlight of this brew. It's incredibly fruity, practically exploding with tangerine, mango, pineapple and grapfruit, plus unexpected but intriguing notes of peach and melon. Unfortunately the rest of the experience can't measure up to the lofty standards the bouquet sets. The fruity hop flavors and bitterness are solid, but an odd funky/mineral combo and a completely distracting level of booziness pretty much cancel them out. The booze in particular is just strange; not warming, just straight boozy. Fairly thickish and malty, but thankfully more pale than crystal malts.

A strange experience here. Based on the awesome nose, it seems like White Rajah could be just a few tweaks away from being pretty special. In its current state, the wonderful aromatics are the only memorable things about this brew.

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Photo of clager
3.39/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
4.28 out of 5 based on 2,272 ratings.
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